Francisca Valenzuela Declares Independence in ‘Ya No Se Trata de Ti’


The Chilean-American singer, songwriter and activist Francisca Valenzuela has launched a luxurious new video for her newest single, “Ya No Se Trata de Ti” — or in English, “It’s No Longer About You.” The monitor is the second launch off her forthcoming untitled album, due in 2019.

Both fizzy and tastefully salacious, Valenzuela’s earlier single “Tómame” is a bubblegum pop paean to sexual liberty — a declaration of independence on behalf of her physique. Yet within the new, extra downtempo “Ya No Se Trata de Ti,” Valenzuela seeks the identical form of freedom for her coronary heart. Her vocals dangle lithely within the air, mild as a feather as she sheds the lifeless weight of a former lover. “You had me round to feed and fatten your ego,” she sings coolly in Spanish.

“[The song] is about abandoning that particular person or scenario that harm you,” Valenzuela tells Rolling Stone. “It is a fragile and powerful tune on the identical time, and it talks about liberation and private enchancment and the method of rising and rebelling towards the previous.”

Filmed in Los Angeles, the video sees Valenzuela and her crew of girls glide swan-like from body to border, choreographed by Genna Moroni (Dua Lipa, Jarina de Marco). Director of Photography Lucas Gath, who boasts course credit within the new Suspiria reboot, suffuses every scene with splashes of colour.

Splitting her time between L.A. and Santiago, Chile, Valenzuela is a champion of feminine empowerment in avenues in addition to her personal music: An outspoken feminist and LGBTQ advocate, she’s the founding father of Ruidosa, a world competition and on-line publication selling ladies working in all corners of the music business. (Also value noting: Valenzuela printed her first e book on the age of 12 — a set of socially acutely aware poems titled Defenseless Waters — with a foreword by the prolific Chilean creator Isabel Allende.)

Valenzuela most lately accomplished her Tómame Tour in Chile, throughout which she opened for Colombian pop legend Shakira. Stay tuned for extra tour dates and an official launch date for her album.